We’re all looking for role models to inspire us and remind us that we’re not alone. We look to leaders and public figures and celebrities to remind us of what we could be and to empower us to be proud of who we are and where we come from. And 24-year-old Latinx actress, model, muse and icon Indya Moore is a role model we could all look up to and learn from.
Sure, Moore is talented and gorgeous. But she is so much moore than just a pretty face. Indya Moore is transgender and Latinx. She is a model and an actress. She is an activist and an icon. Her identity and her legacy go beyond any single label, and there are countless reasons to love and respect the star of FX’s hit show Pose. And while it’s hard to narrow down that list, we’ll try. Here are 10 reasons we’re obsessed with Indya Moore.
2 Her Groundbreaking Role as Angel in FX’s Pose is Changing the Game for Transgender Actors
It’s no secret that Pose is breaking down boundaries in Hollywood and is changing the game for trans actors. From the storyline to the talent on screen to the gifted writers and directors behind-the-scenes, this show is making history. The FX drama was recently renewed for a second season, to be released this year, and it will go down in television history for assembling the largest cast of transgender actors ever to appear as series regulars on a scripted show, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The show, which stars 5 trans actors, tells the story of 1980s LGBTQ ballroom culture in New York City. It follows its characters as they navigate the city’s diverse social scenes, and it showcases LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families, who find refuge and purpose in the House of Evangelista.
The show demonstrates that there is more than one way to be trans, and if you ask Indya Moore, it’s a show and a role that has forever changed her life. Her character “just wants to love and be loved,” and Moore plays the role with strength, tenderness, empathy and humanity that challenges stereotypes of what it means to be queer.